Catherine Jopling is an attorney at Barnes & Thornburg in the Litigation department. Catherine focuses her practice on commercial litigation and arbitration.
A data management program – identifying what documents your business keeps, where they are kept, who has access to them, and when to destroy them – is key to keeping a “clean house” and a healthy business. The task can seem daunting, but it is not something to be put off for the distant future.
As... November 19th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
A deposition is pre-trial testimony used in the discovery phase of litigation. At this stage, the attorneys are gathering information and facts as they prepare their cases for trial. It is similar to giving testimony in court because it is given under oath, and an attorney or attorneys will ask you questions.... July 16th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
Most businesses don’t think they will face litigation. Hard work, compliance with the law and good business relationships can guard against disputes becoming a lawsuit. However, even despite best efforts or intentions, the truth is that litigation is a risk any business owner undertakes simply by being... March 19th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
Nowadays, it’s easy to create a document. Think about all the automatically generated documents associated with your business: invoices, confirmation emails, receipts. What used to require a phone call now requires an email. Our inboxes are overflowing.
It may be tempting to just keep everything, forever.... November 20th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
You’ve been served with a subpoena. The document looks very official. It’s signed by a judge. There’s a case name and number at the top — you are not a plaintiff or a defendant, but perhaps the plaintiff or defendant’s names are familiar to you. As far as you know, you’re not being sued.... May 15th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
As a business owner, a lawsuit against you or your company could be devastating at worst, and a major irritant at best. The situation can feel outside of your control. Even if the alleged claims against you are completely false, you are now in a position of having to defend your case. This means hiring... June 20th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More
Well, it’s happened. You’re a party in a lawsuit.
You’ve either had the unpleasant task of suing somebody else or been sued yourself. It’s part of doing business, and you’re staring down the barrel of a possibly long and expensive process.
Often the greatest... November 15th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More